Star Trek: Uncut, HD Marathon of Original Series Bound for BBC America

To both commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek (as well as drum up some excitement leading to the debut of its own Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), BBC America will air a marathon of uncut, digitally remastered HD episodes from the space saga’s original series.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 8 at 8:30/7:30c — exactly 50 years from Star Trek’s original premiere on NBC — BBCA will present all Season 1 and 2 episodes, airing through Sunday, Sept. 11. That run will thus include Matt Mitovich favorites such as “The Enemy Within,” “Arena,” “Space Seed” and “The City on the Edge of Forever, as well as “Mirror, Mirror,” “The Trouble With Tribbles” and “A Piece of the Action.”

BBC America also releases a new teaser for the aforementioned Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, which stars Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett and premieres Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 pm:

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  1. Luis says:

    Oh, “City on the Edge.” Oh, Edith Keeler. The feels, the feels . . .

  2. Anne says:

    I’m a huge Trekkie, but if there’s one show that has benefited from being edited down to fit current run time needs is original series Star Trek. My gawd, with a few exceptions, the uncut episodes are a slog to get through. I love them still, but whoa. Lol

    • Ralph says:

      Totally disagree. As a HUGE fan from the 60’s I HATE when little character moments are edited out for commercials. Even though I own the blu-rays I miss the uncut shows live. Kudos to BBCA!

    • David4 says:

      The only Star Trek that needs to be edited are Voyager and Enterprise. However if you edit them into something watchable then you only have about 20 minutes of Voyager and about 10 episodes of Enterprise (All of which is because of Manny Coto).

  3. Couch Mom says:

    Love all the ST shows. Favorite ep from original ST is the Trouble with Tribbles and who can forget the “plastic puke” ep. Even love William Shatner’s over acting. Roddenberry was ahead of his time in casting, themes, and technology.

  4. That Guy says:

    I kinda hate to be ‘that guy’ but Leonard Nimoy, great as he was, didn’t invent the hand gesture. It’s a blessing gesture from
    Judaism meant to symbolize the Hebew letter Shin, which in turn symbolizes one of the names of G-d. I believe he said as much in interviews.

  5. The station H&I has been showing all the episodes of all 5 Star Treks in order for the last 5 weeks and no one seems to care.

  6. dean spencer says:

    This is a Trek nirvanathon!!

  7. barbaramorningstar says:

    Thank you BBC America for the marathon of un-cut, remastered episodes of Star Trek. It has been decades since I’ve seen Star Trek. These stories are just as relevant today as they were then. This is a real tribute to Gene Roddenberry and his writers for their vision of the future and socially significant topics.